PayPal and other options
Source:  Milkyway@home
mardi 1 juillet 2014 20:51

Hello All, Many of you have asked about paypal and other donation methods. To address these concerns, Professor Heidi Newberg asked me to post the following on her behalf: I would like to answer some of your posts. I am aware of the problem with not having a direct Paypal giving option. I prefer to use Paypal myself. Until the university wakes up to this as an important option, the only thing I can do is offer my personal Paypal account as an option. I will donate all of your donations back to MilkyWay@home. It will not be US tax deductible, but that is not a problem for donors who do not reside in the US. You can send to Heidi Newberg, and put your username/userID, indicate whether or not you would like a badge on your profile and T-shirt info in the notes section if applicable. So far five people have taken me up on this option. I know it is not ideal. Regarding Kickstarter and other online donation sites, I did research these right after I was told that my grant was not renewed. These sites take a fraction of the proceeds (5% or more), and do not provide much (though they can figure out paypal better). I decided it was better to use the infrastructure provided by BOINC and by my university. I am having some trouble understanding GRIDcoin/BitCoin donations. In understand that I could take donations in these currencies, and then convert them to the cash that I need to pay students, etc. However, doesn't that undermine the value of the currency itself? Why are people willing to exchange their BitCoins for GRIDcoins, and then their BitCoins for US dollars? Is there anything I can buy now with GRIDcoins (except BitCoins)? And thank you for all of your help on my research project. Best Wishes, Heidi Newberg

System Maintenance: Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 01:00 UTC
Source:  World Community Grid News and Updates
mardi 1 juillet 2014 13:06

Routine system maintenance will be performed on Sunday, July 6th.

Finishing videos with no events
Source:  Wildlife@Home
lundi 30 juin 2014 22:16

Going through the videos watched while I was gone, I noticed a few videos were submitted with no events marked. I've updated the pages so that the "finished" button will disable when there are no events (as there should always be at least one, even if it is just too dark, etc).

Back from vacation
Source:  Wildlife@Home
lundi 30 juin 2014 20:59

Hi Everyone, Had a great two weeks island camping on Lake George, NY. Now I'm back and will be updating things again. Will be working on getting the new validator running smoothly, and then getting the revalidation process working. After that I want to focus on developing the more BOINC side of the project, by implementing some computer vision techniques for automated detection using all the events you guys have provided. cheers, --Travis

New N-Body Runs (6/28)
Source:  Milkyway@home
samedi 28 juin 2014 17:42

These are the new runs: de_nbody_06_28_orphan_sim_0 de_nbody_06_28_orphan_sim_1 de_nbody_06_28_orphan_sim_2 de_nbody_06_28_orphan_sim_3 ps_nbody_06_28_orphan_sim_0 ps_nbody_06_28_orphan_sim_1 ps_nbody_06_28_orphan_sim_2 ps_nbody_06_28_orphan_sim_3 Most people's issues with the last set should be fixed. Post errors here please. Also, if you are having issues still with the ones from 6/10 and 6/11, expect to stop seeing those work units as the queue vacates in the next few weeks. Thanks, Jake

Dear MilkyWay@home Volunteers
Source:  Milkyway@home
mardi 24 juin 2014 03:06

Dear Milkyway@home volunteer, During the past year we have made great strides in scientific research using MilkyWay@home and we have great plans for the future. Thank you for your help in making this happen! As a token of our appreciation we have introduced the volunteer badge system; our cyber-gift that tracks your years of service to the project and your contributed computer power. I encourage you to read our Newsletter to find out more. You can also track us on the Web. Check out our YouTube Channel, where we post our simulation videos, and like us on Facebook to get the latest updates. Unfortunately, we now need your help more than ever. Last month I was informed that the U.S. National Science Foundation was not renewing our grant that operates MilkyWay@home. I would have been incensed, but unfortunately, due to the tight federal budgets, this is happening to strong and hard-working researchers all over the country. To maintain operations for the next year, we need to raise $40K (for budget details), and we need your help. Your contribution, of any amount, will be recognized with a badge on your MilkyWay@home profile. In addition, for every $100 donated before August 15, 2014, we will send a free T-shirt, designed by our team members, that says “I support MilkyWay@home” to any address in the United States (additional donation required for international addresses or special shirt sizes, see here). You can even link a cool picture of you in your shirt to our Facebook page! We really appreciate the use of your computer, which contributes to our 0.5 PetaFLOPS MilkyWay@home supercomputer. If you are also able and willing to help us financially you can make a donation by credit card here. For other donation options and to track our campaign see our Fundraising page. I and the MilkyWay@home team thank you so much for your assistance! In appreciation, Prof. Heidi Jo Newberg and the MilkyWay@home team

Source:  GPUGrid
jeudi 19 juin 2014 19:03

Hi guys!! There's a new project in the long queue ( NOELIA_THROMBIN ) . It consists of the binding of 6 different inhibitors to the protease thrombin, a protein in the coagulation cascade. With these, we are trying to demonstrate that molecular simulations can be as useful as X-Ray crystallography predicting binding modes. Thanks to all, P.D: Report any problems please! Noelia

12-digit factor of P2203 has now been found by the project...
Source:  WEP-M+2 Project
jeudi 19 juin 2014 12:53

...50778 times - still no sign of any larger factors

Project maintenance and downtime on Jun 20
Source:  SIMAP - Similarity Matrix of Proteins
mercredi 18 juin 2014 09:17

This project will be offline for maintenance on Friday, 20th of June, 6.30 UTC until approximately 14.00 UTC. best regards Thomas

Continuously BURPing for a decade
Source:  BURP RenderFarming
lundi 16 juin 2014 18:59

On June the 16th 2004, the very first test renders started rendering on BURP. A lot has happened since then and a lot of the original ideas from back then have now been turned into reality. We aren't done just yet, so stay tuned for more in the next 10 years - Happy anniversary!


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